Friday, October 14, 2005

Legacy....

I ran into someone yesterday that I recognized as an employee of one of the many places that my mother worked and volunteered. I decided since I had a second to stop and ask her if she by chance knew my mom. I asked her if she knew Lynn Fuson and all of the sudden this Huge smile came across her face and she said "Yes, I knew Lynn....she wasn't quite sure why I was asking or how I knew her but......she started to tell me how Much she loved her. I told her I had just noticed where she worked so I thought I would ask and then identified myself as her daughter. I'm telling you guys, the look on her face was indescribable! It was like I told her that I was the daughter of Queen Elizabeth or the President. I have always been proud of my mom and knew she touched ALOT of lives but in that second I felt SOOO Lucky, I was like bursting with pride to be able to say that she was my mom. This woman went on about how much my mom touched her life. She wasn't a client, she just worked with her every so often and she talked about how it just made a difference when she was around. I just wish that you could all have seen the light in this woman's eyes when she was talking. I thought, WOW, what a Godly Legacy my mom left. I feel So Insanely privileged to tell people that she was my mother, and not only that, but I get to see and hear people tell me how she impacted their lives. It sucks that we had to lose her ( and I wish that Jack was able to grow up and experience what an incredible grandmother he had) but I am SO grateful that we had the time we did with her and that she was the woman of integrity that she was while she was here. I'm not sure I can live up to the legacy that she left but I am so proud that I get to try. Thanks for listening!!!

4 comments:

leviathen said...

Wow. I know that feeling.

I could not be more proud to be her son.

that is so awesome. I just remember her ICU nurses coming to her wake. and realizing that they don't do that normally. even in her complete sickness she made an impact. pretty crazy. pretty awesome.

l.

Elizabeth F. said...

I also run into people all of the time...and people ask "did you know Lynn Fuson? cause I realized your last name is Fuson..." then we end up having a 20 minute conversation on what a special person she was and how she impacted their life. It was awesome to have her be part of my life, even for such a short time. Spending time with your mom CHANGES people for the better...I will carry with me many life lessons because of her.

And I have a great husband because she was a great mother!

birdietwoshoes said...

That's awesome. Sounds like your mom was a great person and a great example. My parents are both amazing people and I'm so lucky to still have them both. We've had a lot of people suddenly pass away, both in our family and in our church. It really makes you realize how precious life is and appreciate life and those you love even more. Speaking of life, those ultrasound pics are amazing! Technology these days! :) Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

Sarafu said...

My mom Truly was AMazing and I am proud to say more amazing than anyone else I will ever meet. I've never seen one woman effect so many with just her spirit and her attitude. I totally agree with you Levi, It was amazing how she affected those nurses and she couldnt even talk. But I could talk about that for hours...
As for the ultra sound pictures....technology is Great....its so amazing to look at this incredible littel person growing inside you and know that God has Intrusted him or her in your hands. Its just Crazy what a miracle the whole thing is.